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Table 2 Themes and Sub-themes

From: Shaping healthy habits in children with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders: parent perceptions of barriers, facilitators and promising strategies

Theme Sub-themes
Barriers – Child Level Factors Behavioral and Sensory Dysregulation
Contextual Limitations
Medication Side Effects
Barriers – Parent Level Factors Challenges Modeling and Maintaining Healthy Habits
Depleted Reserve Capacity of Parents
Facilitator Themes Knowledge and Use of Specialized Therapeutic Options, Community Programs and Schools
Intrinsic Family, Parent and Child Attributes
Strategies Allowing Agency
Clear and Consistent Boundaries
Positive Reinforcement
Pets and therapy animals
Preparation and Review
Family Engagement and Positive Role Modeling